Old Whiskey Barrels!! Its Whiskey Galore at Wilsonsyard

Old Whiskey barrels


Great find of old whiskey barrels

There has been a real shortage of old whiskey barrels for the last few years, so when we were offered a large batch straight from the distillery, we jumped at the chance. Our yard now looks like a backdrop to an old Whiskey Galore movie


The salvaged whiskey barrels came from the world renowned Scottish distillery “Glenfiddich”.  Having stored whiskey during there lifespan, most of these reclaimed whiskey barrels contain just a little whisky that has seeped back out of the oak timbers. In fact, you can hear it swishing around inside when you move some of the old barrels.  Obviously any whiskey residue wont be safe to drink due to contamination, nevertheless,  the smell is absolutely delightful and a real talking point for those who have came to buy them

Potential uses for Old whiskey barrels

These old oak barrel have a beautiful weathered aged appearance and are cheep to buy. They are ideal for gardeners to plant with potting plants or set baskets on, but other than garden planters, what else do people use old wooden barrels for? Well frankly all sorts.  

  • Make bar tables
  • Make coffee tables
  • Beer garden table
  • Make funky rocking chairs
  • Shop displays
  • Displays in brewers and craft beer house
  • Strawberry planters
  • Water butts
  • Make garden water features
  • Hen houses and dove cots

So if you are wondering to find old whiskey barrels and live  anywhere near these places:-

  • Belfast
  • Lisburn
  • Bangor
  • Newry
  • Co Down
  • Antrim
  • Armagh
  • Tyrone
  • Fermanagh
  • Derry Londonderry
  • Dublin
  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

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